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Full-bodied whites - CHARDONNAY, Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Lutum. Sonoma Coast, California

2015 CHARDONNAY, Sanford & Benedict, Lutum. Santa Barbara, California

Bin: 257
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Area: This is from an iconic vineyard in the heart of Santa Barbara County. This is from the Lutum website:
"The Sanford & Benedict vineyard, located in the Santa Rita Hills AVA, was planted in 1971 and is home to the oldest vines in Santa Barbara County. The soils in the western Santa Ynez Valley have lower quantities of clay than other areas of the valley. They are comprised of Gazos clay loam, with 15% to 30% slopes, and Santa Lucia shaley clay loam, with 9% to 15% slopes in blocks 5, 6 and 10. The area receives foggy mornings and long, cool days, resulting in a longer growing season and lower yields."
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay, matured for a year in barrel (42% new oak)
Producer: Lutum is a partnership between renowned vineyard-owner Bill Price, based in Sonoma, and young winemaker Gavin Chanin, who was previously assistant winemaker to Jim Clendennen at Au Bon Climat and now makes his own 'Chanin' wines in Santa Barbara. Lutum produces a number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from various great sites.
Old Bridge Rating: Despite the high alcohol this is really elegant and genuinely impressive.
Press Reviews: 92 Points - Vinous, Antonio Galloni.
92 Points - Decanter Magazine.
92 Points - Jeb Dunnuck.

£49.95 per bottle
£47.45 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£44.96 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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